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Helping Wildlife Helps You

The latest issue of the Inside Agroforestry Newsletter has hit the streets. This issue is focused on wildlife, but you will also find stories about agroforestry riparian buffers, shade coffee, and diverse native hedgerows.

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Featured Publications

Updated Specialty Forest Product Series Brochures

Four popular publications have been updated and re-released through partnerships with the Arbor Day Foundation and Scott Josiah, Nebraska State Forester. These publications cover four important topics: Productive Conservation, Marketing Specialty Forest Products, Hybrid Hazelnuts, and Edible Woody Landscapes for People and Wildlife.

National Agroforestry Center

The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals. Read more about the NAC…

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Abstract Submission for the North American Agroforestry Conference

Posted December 11, 2014

The Association for Temperate Agroforestry invites interested persons to submit abstracts for the Fourteenth North American Agroforestry Conference via email to agroforestry2015@gmail.com. The deadline to submit abstracts is March 1, 2015. Abstracts of 250 words or less are required for both oral and poster presentations. The abstracts should describe or summarize projects in temperate agroforestry, including the practices of silvopasture, riparian buffers, shelterbelts/windbreaks, forest farming or alley cropping. Concurrent sessions will be determined from submitted abstracts. We anticipate session themes will relate to Water Quality, Climate Change, Agroforestry Adoption, Bioenergy, Economics & Marketing, Policy, Agroforestry Production Systems, Environmental Quality, etc.

Forest Farming to the Forefront

Posted December 3, 2014

On October 25-26, 2014, the NAC participated in the Forest Farming to the Forefront Meeting held at the Arnot Forest in Van Etten, New York. This meeting brought together experts to discuss the future of forest-farmed products including woods grown mushrooms, ramps, medicinals, and fiddlehead ferns. Priya Jaishanker created a video describing the event…

Kansas' Aging Windbreaks

Posted December 3, 2014

KTWU's program Sunflower Journeys tells the history of Kansas' shelterbelts in a November 20 episode. The program includes information on their importance to local communities, locations where they were planted, and how they function. It also discusses how they are being affected by climate change. See the "Rural Vistas" episode…

The Truth about Trees

Posted December 3, 2014

"The Truth About Trees" is the first full-length documentary film series to explore the indispensable role of trees for all life on Earth. The series is slated for release in 2015. This group is making video histories of people who care for trees nationwide. The project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. Forest Service, and Bartlett Tree Experts. Visit The Truth About Trees website…

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About Agroforestry

Agroforestry intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Agroforestry takes advantage of the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. Agroforestry practices include:

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About the NAC

The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) had its origins in the 1990 Farm Bill. It began as a Forest Service Research and State & Private Forestry effort in 1992 and expanded into a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1995. It is administered by the Forest Service's, Washington, DC, Office of Research and Development. NAC offices are located in Lincoln, Nebraska and Blacksburg, Virginia.

NAC accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals.

About Working Trees

The right trees planted in the right places for the right reasons can add value to land-use systems. That's the Working Trees message that helps natural resource professionals, community leaders, and landowners identify with the concept of agroforestry. NAC uses the Working Trees theme to promote the development of sustainable agriculture and communities.

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